Giving within, not Giving up

Author’s Note: The purpose of this entry is not to discuss religion or religious beliefs. Its sole intent is to engage in a dialogue about the relationship between behavior and the current state of affairs in this particular author’s life and was inspired by a dear friend’s Facebook query. Thanks for the inspiration, B. 🙂 … Continue reading

Kneading our Way Back to Simpler Times

Real Jazz on in the background, a hot tea keeping me hydrated and satiated off to the side and months of self-imposed stress and anxiety ready to make their way into the foreground. I wrote the last blog post while sitting in my in-laws’ kitchen just days before January dawned, blinked twice and now here … Continue reading

#10yearchallenge

The view from my office window on this snowy winter afternoon is a good indication that the girls’ swimming lesson will probably be cancelled this evening and that school is questionable for tomorrow. Welcome to winter in Virginia — where any amount of snow shuts the entire tri-state area down for an undetermined amount of … Continue reading